Many pet owners searching for a rental ask the question, “Why don’t landlords allow pets?” What is the real reason most landlords are so afraid to allow pets in their rental properties? Is it because landlords don’t want to have to deal with potential property damage or that they simply don’t want to disturb the neighbors?

In most cases, landlords are concerned about excessive wear and tear caused by pets. However, it shouldn't be a sticking point for landlords and tenants. According to pet ownership laws, requiring a pet deposit or even pet rent can cover the expenses associated with any pet-related cleaning costs and property repairs.

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